Drones produce a specific pheromone that can help distinguish them from worker bees and queen bees. Here’s how it works.
Brood recognition pheromone plays a large part in the health of a honey bee colony.
Bees go on cleansing flights for the same reason we had outhouses and designed indoor plumbing – so they aren’t living in pile of their own, literal, filth.
Interesting facts and photos of bee stingers.
Flight school and orientation flights can often be confused with swarming. Learn about this behavior and how to recognize it.